The Demise of Fred Theuerkauf

Fritz (anglicized Fred), the son of William, grew up working in his father's bakery at the southwest corner of Broadway and Sprigg.

On 14 Aug 1889, the Theuerkauf Bakery was sold by the trustees of Wm Theuerkauf. Wm dies 20 Sep 1889.



The 1891 St. Louis City Directory lists Fritz as a baker, living at 1833A Garrison Ave, along with his sister Hermine Bremmermann (a widow).


The 1895 St. Louis City Directory lists Fritz as a baker, living at 2914 Howard

In 1900, he is living at 2633 Caroline Street and working at the Dozier Bakery.

The 1901 St. Louis City Directory he is living at 1407A S Compton Ave., and is a baker.

The 1904 St. Louis City Directory he is living at 1407A S Compton Ave., and is a painter.

The 1908, 1909, 1910 St. Louis City Directory he is living at 1407A S Compton Ave., and is a painter.

1910 St. Louis City Directory, his sister Hermine is at same address.

In May 1911, Fred, age 43 is a member of the street railway men's association. He lays down in front of an oncoming streetcar, which is barely able to stop in time - see first two articles below.

His sister Hermine dies of appendicitis in August 1911.

Then on New Year's Eve 1911, Fred commits suicide. See third article below for details.

Click on any of the articles below to enlarge.


  •  St. Louis Republic 22 May 1911

    St. Louis Republic 22 May 1911

  •  Cape Girardeau Democrat 26 May 1911 pg 1

    Cape Girardeau Democrat 26 May 1911 pg 1

  •  Cape County Herald 5 Jan 1912 page 4

    Cape County Herald 5 Jan 1912 page 4